A deep dive into mobile app location privacy following the InMobi settlement

App location tracking of user, without requesting for location information. Works on Android <= 5.x and iOS <= 8.x versions.

“In addition, applications can still access the BSSID of the currently connected WiFi network without obtaining the location permission. Although this provides a more limited opportunity for surreptitious location tracking since the consumer’s device must be connected to a WiFi network, consumers regularly connect their devices to public and private WiFi networks throughout the day, making it possible that a developer or third party ad network could continue to track location on Android without consent.”

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